Emilie Bier Do it Your Self

Make a Faux leather frame (With paper bags!)

This is such a great gift for a man – make a faux leather frame with paper bags and Mod-hodgepodge. It’s a classy look for less!


So, sometimes we get a little girly around here and the man Podgers, bring us back to reality with tutorials that are acceptable for the dudes. I have four brothers, so I get it.
If you are a guy, or even if you are, I think a more masculine touch to your decor, you will appreciate this project from Walter.
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do you REALLY Think you can make a decoupage frame look like faux leather? Yes, it can be done . . . with Mod-hodgepodge. Take a look for yourself and learn, as I have this male decoupage picture frame.
I was inspired by a trip to Ralph Lauren; there are so many vintage leather goods props in the shop, such as your E-mail carrier bags, belt and boots . . .
And so was born an idea…”I can do that” with Mod-hodgepodge!

DIY Faux leather frame
Collect These Supplies

Brown rice-papers and torn brown paper bags,
Mod hodgepodge gloss
Round tip brush
metal ruler
super fine Japan colors (Rose Pink)
Mineral spirits
Polycrylic


I've neglected an old flat. I first measure the width of the face of the frame – to fit then I cut pieces of rice paper to the first layer of the frame.
For the second level, you’ll prepare strips of paper bags by tearing them with a ruler:

Decoupage rice paper to the frame and let dry.
the torn paper bag strips and then uncrinkle Moves (not entirely, but mostly). Use the round tip brush and apply the Mod-smorgasbord in the crevices and on the decoupaged rice papered frame
***SMOOTHING OF WRINKLES***
Press the paper to the right at the top with your fingers and allow to dry.

As I studied furniture design in college, I used super fine Japan colors all the time. The quality and the color(s) are very rich and elegant!
you Take the Cup with a plastic, fill it with half a teaspoon of Rose Pink and 1/4 Cup of mineral spirits and stir it until the color is smooth and slightly watery. Use a sponge brush and apply over the decoupaged frame.
The results are out of this world! Some of the irregular patterns of the arches absorbs the color in an inconsistent pattern (the’s what you want; there is more of a rich leather look!).

super fine Japan colors dry quickly, though, I would let it dry for at least a day before sealing with Polycrylic.

views of the gorgeous and masculine rich texture, this frame has! I put an image from the Graphics Fairy and put the faux leather frame above my dressing table. I could see this type of frame in Ralph Lauren shops . . . that would be nice, don’t you think?
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